Use Glo, Airtel And MTN BIS On your Modems: How-to

Ever since I have published the tutorial on how to use Glo BIS on your android devices, I have been receiving series of comments and messages on how to use the same BIS on modems and now, I have just got the answer though; it is not done or thought FREE.

Here, I discuss how to configure any modem, ZTE or Huawei, to using Glo and Airtel BIS just like you have being using it on your android devices.

For the tutorial on how to setup your android devices to using BIS, click here.

So, How Does it Work?
Just like in the case of the android devices, this process would help disguise your modem as a Blackberry device by changing its IMEI to a Blackberry device IMEI.
Since, most networks use the IMEI to identifying the kind of device you are using, it is a good idea to change your modem's IMEI to a Blackberry device IMEI and henceforth; it would be seen as a Blackberry device.

How Do I Change My Modem IMEI to A Blackberry IMEI?

Yes. That is what the real question is, changing the modem's IMEI is the real question.
To change the modem's IMEI to a Blackberry device IMEI, you can bring the modem to my C/O office in Ikeja or contact me via 0807 788 8311 (Whatsapp or Message ONLY) or BBM: 768B9576.
You can call me but I may not pick up your calls when I am downloading, receiving calls on other line or aboard. So, I prefer messages.
COST: N1,000. I will change the modem IMEI for you at the cost of N1,000.

Can You Give Me the Softwares And Teach Me How to Change Modems IMEI?

Most Nigerians especially; students can make some money changing modems' IMEI in the campus or on the streets. So, if you feel like to learn how to do it, YES. I can teach you.

Yes. I can teach you how to change modems IMEI and even unlock all kinds of modems including some Glo Bolt modems at a cost of N3,000.

How Can you Teach Me How to Change Modem IMEI?

You can come to the office in Ikeja, it will only take us about 1hour to practicalize everything and you will know it.

Also, I can teach you over (Over Whatsapp or BBM), if you are not around Lagos or cannot come to the office for one reason or another.

Can I Trust You?
YES. You can trust me.
Since most things can be fabricated especially; on the internet, to even trust me more, you should come to the office to meet me in person and learn.

Payment first. Either you come to the office or over Whatsapp or BBM, to learn how to change modems' IMEI, unlocking modems and to configure modems for using BIS; you must make payment first.

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Flash Custom Recovery On MTK Androids: Tecno, iTel And Others

Flashing custom recovery on android devices could help prevent so many disasters especially; on MTK android devices like Tecno, iTel, Infinix and other MTK android devices generally referred to as China androids (at least, by Nigerians). No offence!

Here, I would discuss how to flash a custom recovery on most MTK android devices like Tecno, Infinix, iTel and others using Mobile Uncle application.

Mobile Uncle is a very useful diagnonistic application for most android devices, especially; most MTK android devices. It has a lot of features and can be used to modify MTK android systems, however; most of its functions requires root previlege.

Flashing Custom Recovery On MTK Androids Using Mobile Uncle

1- Download MobileUncle application from GooglePlay store or from anywhere else if you do not already have it installed on your phone.

2- Root your phone if it is not rooted yet. Follow the guides here to root all MTK android devices.

3- Download the recovery image for your android device.
Please note that the recovery.img has to be for the specific phone.

4- Put the recovery.img you downloaded in the root of the SD Card.

5- Open Mobile Uncle application, scroll to the recovery tab of the application and click it.

6- Wait few seconds for the application to load the recovery.img files on the phone then; select the specific one you downloaded for the phone. A WARNING will pop up, simply click to proceed and wait for the process to complete.

7- Now, reboot the phone to recovery to confirm the process.

Recovery Flashing SAFETY TIPS

It is a good practise to backup your MTK Android stock RECOVERY before you flash any custom recovery on it. You can backup your stock recovery following these guides.

MTK Droid Tools: Root, Backup And Recover Any MTK Androids

As common as MTK androids have become, one of the major challenges being faced by engineers and individuals using the MTK androids is the lack of supports whenever there is any software related problems with the phone.

And as far as the MTK androids are concerned, there is only one certain solution to any software related problems any MTK android might have and that is... flashing MTK STOCK ROM.

YES. I know you will say "how?". Your answers are given here.

How to Backup MTK Android Stock ROM

Backing up any MTK android stock ROM would not have been possible if not with the help of the MTK Droid Tools.

MTK Droid Tools is a Windows program released by one of the XDA developers recently. The MTK Droid Tools has proven so useful recently.
As a matter of fact, I have used the MTK Droid Tools to backup several stock ROMs of MTK android devices and used the backups to revive some dead MTK android devices which include Tecno Q1, Tecno M7, F7, some infinix and iTel phones.

Download the MTK Droid Tools here.

Backing Up MTK Android Stock ROM

1- Download the MTK Droid Tools from the link above.

2- Download and Install USB Vcom Auto driver for all MTK Android Devices.

3- Flash ClockWorkMod recovery on the phone. Learn how to Flash ClockWorkMod recovery on your MTK Androids here.

4- Proceed carefully to the instructions given below;

Now, follow the instructions below:
i- Reboot your MTK android to CWM Recovery using the right key combinations for the phone. Search Google for your particular phone or use the comment box below to ask for yours.

ii- On your Windows PC, where you extracted the MTK Droid Tools folder you downloaded above; open MTK Droid Tools.exe as administrator.

How? Right-click the MTK Droid Tools.exe and select open as administrator.
Wait until MTK Droid Tools detects the phone. Once detected, you will notice that the colour on the lower-left of the program turn cyan-blue.

iii- Now, click on the Root, Backup Recovery tab of the MTK Droid Tools and click Backup to start the Full Backup.

iv- Wait for the Full Stock ROM backup process to complete. You can check for the backed up stock ROM on this folder: \mtkdroidtools\backups\the-mtk-phone-model-number. The folder is within MTK Droid Tools folder in short.

v- Just before the process completes, MTK Droid Tools would ask "Pack Up the Backup?". Select No and wait until Droid Tools display Task Complete.

Now, you have successfully backed up the stock ROM of your MTK android device. But the task is not fully completed yet, so, don't close MTK Droid Tools.

You need to prepare the backed up stock ROM so that you could be able to flash it on the phone next time you need it.

Preparing Backed up Stock ROM for Flashing
1- On MTK Droid Tools, click To Prepare Blocks for Flash Tool.

2- On the new Window that opens up, navigate to the folder where you saved the backed up stock ROM and select the file.md5 and click Open.

3- Wait for the MTK Droid Tools to complete the process and copy the files for the flash tool. Once completed, you will see Task Completed on the display.

4- Now, you have created backup of your MTK android device stock ROM flashable via SP Flash Tool.

How to Flash Backed Up Stock ROM On MTK Androids Using SP Flash

1- Download and extract SP Flash Tool on your Windows PC. You can download SP Flash Tool from here.

2- Open the folder where you extracted the SP Flash Tool. Right-click on SP Flash Tool.exe and run it as administrator.

3- Click Scatter Loading on the SP Flash Tool.

4- Navigate to !File-to-Flash folder on the MTK Droid Tools where you saved the stock ROM you have backed up for the MTK android and select the scatter file from there.
If you have several files from there, you should open the folder for the MTK phone you wish to flash and select the exact scatter file.
5- All the files to be flashed would be loaded once the scatter file is selected.
You should mark all boxes EXCEPT Preloader, and DSP_bl to avoid bricking the phone or boot loop.
6- Now, remove the battery from the phone and re-insert it. Click Download from SP Flash Tool. A prompt would appear, just click YES.

7- Quickly connect your phone to the PC using USB Cable once you click yes above.

Now, seat back and relax. Wait for the process to complete.
Immediately the process completes, a green-circled button would appear bearing the message "You have successfully restored the stock ROM".

Flash Custom Recovery On Samsung Androids Using ODIN: How-to

 For everyone willing to flash a custom ROM on any android device, having a custom recovery flashed on the phone is the first step however, the method for flashing custom recovery on android devices varies. In the case of Samsung android devices, there are varieties of methods and each of which shall be discussed one after another.

In this page, we will be discussing how to flash custom recovery on samsung android devices using ODIN.

What is ODIN

ODIN is a Windows based utility tool developed basically for samsung android devices. Using the ODIN, you can easily flash custom recovery, kernel, radios even stock firmwares amongst others on your samsung android devices with just One Click.

How to Flash Custom Recovery On Samsung Androids Using ODIN

1- First, download ODIN file.

2- Extract the ODIN zip file anywhere on your desktop.

3- Download a .tar file of the recovery you wish to flash. Because ODIN flashes only .tar file, TWRP recovery is your best chance here.
You can get TWRP recovery from here.

4- Place the downloaded .tar recovery file anywhere on your PC.

5- Open the folder where you extracted the ODIN file and lunch the ODIN.exe by double-clicking it.

6- Now, put your Samsung Android device into download mode by using the appropriate key combinations. Usually, it is by pressing the Home + Volume Down + Power Buttons together.

7- Once in Download Mode, connect the phone to the PC and wait until ODIN detects the phone.
ODIN has detected the phone when you notice that the first box space of ODIN is filled with yellow and writes out some codes.

8- Now, Mark the box before PDA then, click on the PDA. Navigate to the folder where you saved your .tar recovery file and select it.

9- Unmark the Auto-reboot and leave the rest options.

10- Finally, click Start. Wait for the process to complete then, disconnect the phone from the PC.

You should boot the phone straight to the recovery mode immediately you disconnect it from the PC and before it boots on otherwise, the stock recovery would over-write your newly flashed recovery and it would seem as if you never flashed a custom recovery on the phone.

How to Solve Battery Issues On Android -Part 2

Recently, I published an article that discusses the solutions to the common battery issues of android devices. Like when your android device fails to charge, when the android device charges but fails to retain current and other battery problems alike.

If you missed the earlier solutions discussed, you should check here; Solutions: Battery Not Charging Issue of Android Devices.

Here, I would discuss another discovery I found for the battery issues most android devices develop. I discover this while working on an HTC One X in my workshop. The HTC One X was brought for the same battery issue.

When the HTC One X was brought, it charges but it does not retain current. You could charge the phone for 24hrs and in the end, it might still end up having just 20% left.

So, based on the recent experience I have had on phones having similar problems, I proceeded to repair the phone.

I noticed that everything on the phone were still stock. By this I mean, the phone had not been tampered with before and there was no sign that any engineer had worked on the phone. For this reason, I proceeded with caution.

How I Resolved the Battery Issue

Since the HTC One X was still stock, I could not have been able to do much on it until I unlocked its bootloader and flashed a custom recovery on it.
How to Unlock HTC Bootloader
How to Flash Custom Recovery On HTC Androids
1- I unlocked the phone's bootloader.
2- Flashed a custom recovery, TWRP Custom Recovery to be precise.
So, at this point, I checked to see progress on the phone so far.

Guess What! I charged the phone for about 20mins and the battery metre recorded 17% charged!
I put off the phone and charged it again for 30mins. I put on the phone and noticed 27% charged on the battery metre. The phone works fine till now, at least; no battery problem again.

Most recent custom recoveries like TWRP, CWM and 4EXT have better battery managment especially; 4EXT recovery.

PlayStore, Gmail And Other Google Apps Connection Problems: Solution

In case any of the Google Applications (like PlayStore, Gmail etc) on your android device fails to connect to the internet or you are unable to download through them, here is how to solve the problem once and for all.

Please note that this solution requires that your android device be rooted. And I have confirmed this solution only on android 4.X.X upwards.

How to Correct PlayStore And Other Google Apps Connection Error

1- If your android device is not rooted, root it first.

2- Download and install any root file browser like Root Browser, ES File Explorer amongst others from the PlayStore.

3- Open the root explorer application and grant it root access.

4- Now, go to the phone's memory, locate etc folder. Inside the etc, locate hosts file and delete it.

5- Restart the phone and enjoy!